Advisory Boards and Commissions

How to apply

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, you can apply now online or request a paper form by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Current Recruitments

This commission will have five vacancies each carrying a three-year term. The Arts Alliance is a fourteen-member commission.

The goal of the council is to keep arts and culture central to life in Clackamas County by supporting and promoting access to all aspects of art and culture in every community, and by developing programs to meet needs countywide. More information can be found at

Council members work with Arts Alliance staff and its Board of Directors to collaborate on programs and services. The council reflects and represents the diverse population and geography of the county. Applicants should have a strong interest and history of participation in art and cultural activities and be actively engaged with their own communities. Experience with county issues is desirable but not essential. The council meets quarterly in March, June, September and December.

Members are sought from all over the County, to represent all demographics and areas.

The deadline for applications is August 1. For more information, contact Suzi Anderson at 503-655-0525 or
Opens : July 18, 2019
Closes : August 01, 2019

Audit Committee

This commission will have one public member opening, carrying a two-year term aligned with the fiscal year end (July 1st to June 30th). The seven-member commission Clackamas County Audit Committee (CCAC) provides review and independent oversight of the County’s financial reporting processes, internal controls, and independent auditors.

Members of the Clackamas County Audit Committee must have the ability to attend all meetings and review materials, including audited financial statements and reports of Clackamas County and its eight blended component units of government. The CCAC meets at least twice annually, but the Committee may call additional meetings at its discretion. Applicants from the local community with knowledge of governmental or not-for-profit auditing, accounting, and financial reporting are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, August 8. For more information, members of the public may contact Haley Fish, Clackamas County Deputy Finance Director, at 503-742-5425.
Opens : July 12, 2019
Closes : August 08, 2019

Budget Committee

This committee has an opening for two positions, each of which carries a three-year term. The committee meets quarterly to review and discuss budget-related matters. The committee also holds a series of meetings in May and/or June to review and approve a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The county operates on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year. Applicants for the position must be residents of the county. In order to have balance and diversity of membership representation in terms of geographic area, gender and experience, commissioners seek volunteers from all backgrounds and areas of the county.

The application deadline is July 26. For more information, please contact Jennifer Chambers at 503-742-5405 or
Opens : June 13, 2019
Closes : July 26, 2019
This board is actively recruiting for 2 members for a three-year term to serve on our Board of Directors, specifically (but not limited to) individuals representing Manufacturing and/or the Labor/Union fields in Clackamas County.

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is a business-led workforce development organization dedicated to taking a leadership role in forging a strong and vital partnership between business and the workforce development community; fostering an accountable, market-driven and world class public workforce system. The board of directors is made up of representatives from business, organized labor, education, economic development, community-based organizations, and local government. CWP’s mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of business and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County.

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership Board:
  • Invests federal and state resources to increase business productivity and promote a quality workforce in Clackamas County;
  • Convenes businesses and community stakeholders to increase awareness of and to develop strategies to address local workforce challenges;
  • Directs the implementation of comprehensive strategies for services to youth with special emphasis on the linkage between business and education and the development of academic and workforce readiness skills;
  • Promotes business involvement in the workforce system and assists businesses in meeting their recruitment and employee retention needs;
  • Coordinates workforce activities with economic development and educational organizations in Clackamas County communities;
  • Provides direction, oversight and support to job seekers accessing the public workforce exchange system.
The deadline for applications is September 12. For more information, email or 503-657-6644.
Opens : June 13, 2019
Closes : September 12, 2019
This council has one vacancy for a community member within Clackamas County. Each position carries a three-year term. This council is a group, made up mostly of patients, that helps to govern the county’s community health centers. The council is in greatest need of representation by patients served by Clackamas County Community Health’s primary care or behavioral health clinics.

The council and the Board of County Commissioners are responsible for oversight of a federally funded grant that provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents of the county. Council member duties include working closely with staff to review and recommend service priorities for patients, determining program policies and providing fiscal oversight. The council meets monthly from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the exception of holidays. Childcare and mileage reimbursement, and language translation services provided.

The deadline for applications is August 29. For more information, contact Jeanine Goodwin at 503-742-5926 or
Opens : June 27, 2019
Closes : August 29, 2019

Housing Advisory Board

The Housing Advisory Board advises the Board of Commissioners and Housing Authority Board on housing development, policy matters, housing issues, and programs and services for low and moderate income residents of Clackamas County. In addition to these duties, the HAB will provide analysis and feedback regarding Metro Affordable Housing Bond projects that are proposed through the Housing Authority of Clackamas County. This board is seeking up to nine new members with expertise in affordable housing and housing policy matters in one or more of the areas below:
  • Member drawn from a culturally specific or minority group within Clackamas County
  • Member from a culturally specific service provider serving Clackamas County
  • Member drawn from the elderly community
  • Member involved in real estate management and/or development
  • Member with expertise in affordable housing
  • Member drawn from the design and planning professions
  • Member drawn from the construction general contracting profession
  • Member drawn from the legal profession
  • Member representing rural communities
Once the recruitment period has ended, a meeting schedule will be created based on final selection and availability of the selected members. It is anticipated that the board will meet at least once a month for a two hour period. Prospective candidates are encouraged to consider the required time commitment prior to applying.

The deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.

Contact: Stephen McMurtrey, Director of Housing Development
Phone: 503.650.3414

Opens : July 03, 2019
Closes : August 01, 2019
This board has two vacancies for alternates each of which carries a 4-year term. This board represent the unincorporated areas of the county in advising administration and the BCC on matters pertaining to County Parks’ policies, management, development, acquisition, budgets and other significant matters related to park administration. This board meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in Oregon City.

The deadline for applications is July 25. For more information, contact Christina Dannenbring at or 503-742-4663.
Opens : June 27, 2019
Closes : July 25, 2019
This council has six openings each of which serve two-year terms. This 15 member council advises the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Health, Housing and Human Services on all matters relating to the provision of services to veterans, their families and dependents, ensuring that their needs are recognized and addressed in a timely manner. Veterans Advisory Council also makes recommendations regarding current issues affecting veterans, their families and dependents. Meetings are the 4th Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The deadline for applications is August 1. For more information, contact Valerie Skinner at Valerieski@clackamas.usor 503-650-5643.
Opens : July 11, 2019
Closes : August 01, 2019